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Laura Figi

Senior City Editor, ATXtoday

Laura Figi has called Austin home for more than 12 years and has been known to say it’s her “favorite city in the world.” A proud graduate of Texas State University, she’s been working in local news since 2020. When she’s not working and learning about the community, you can find her at the local thrift shop, spending time with her two cats, or listening to live music.

Rasam & Cheese will bring former Dai Due chef Deepa Shridhar and former Antonelli’s Cheese Shop employee Alex Palomo together for tastings.
The old home to Texas basketball will be completely gone from the skyline by the end of summer.
Mayor Kirk Watson stopped by to proclaim April 10 “Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel Centennial Celebration Day” — say that three times fast.
The park is named after Japanese immigrant Isamu Taniguchi, who is credited with creating parts of Zilker Botanical Garden.
Dig into delicious and nutritious plant-based fare in every corner of the Capital City.
The ABC Kite Fest — originally called the Kite Tournament — has been an Austin staple for almost a century, providing free fun for kids and adults alike.
Austin’s Major League Pickleball Team — one of the eight founding teams in the world — is ready to announce first-pick players Christian Alshon and Etta Wright.
There are 38 Indy James Beard Award winners and semifinalists from years past — let’s get to know them a little bit ahead of the 2024 awards.
Teegerstrom’s work is the result of “visions” that have led to her own gallery showcases, selling art to Urban Outfitters, and designing for Phoebe Bridgers’s team.
Nané will take the stage for the first time since 2022 in celebration of their frontrunner’s life, legacy, and music at Empire Garage.
We’re here to make your flying process plane and simple.
The Lone Star State was the first state in the union to begin planting wildflowers along highways, which has more benefits than just making Texas beautiful.
The Civil War-era home, now under the ownership of The Loren Hotel, will reopen to the public as an event space after a 10-year closure.
Whether you’re looking for omakase, sake pairings, a sushi conveyor belt, a whimsical interior, or an “Ahi Tower,” we’ve got the restaurant for you.
This Australia-based entertainment space features three putt-putt courses, karaoke rooms, a full bar, and a highly Instagrammable space.
The annual conference is in its seventh year, bringing Austinites like conservationist Merlin Tuttle, chef Kareem El-Ghayesh, and P. Terry’s co-founder Kathy Terry to the stage.
The new troll, named Malin, is the 129th installation by the artist and sits at the park for all humans and animals alike to enjoy.
Before you get your laughs on at this annual April festival, we wanted to tell you about some of the comedians that call ATX home.
We’ve got a game for you — test your knowledge of how well you know Seattle venues by the address alone.
SXSW 2024 is coming to a close, so we wanted to share a few of the most special moments, innovations, and films that came to town this year.
Austin Board of Realtors statistics from February 2024 indicate good conditions for both buyers and sellers in the Austin housing market.
We’ve got a game for you — test your knowledge of how well you know Columbia’s points-of-interest by the address alone.
We’ve got a game for you — test your knowledge of how well you know Portland’s points-of-interest by the address alone.
Austin City Council approved some key funding elements to help boost Austin’s reclaimed water infrastructure and initiatives through GoPurple.
We’ve got a game for you — test your knowledge of how well you know Austin venues by the address alone.
Keep local love growing this spring with local plants.
The series will premiere with artist Chief Cleopatra, followed by episodes with Brother Thunder, Moving Panoramas, and Tomar & the FCs.
Austin’s newest omakase restaurant only seats 10, but it was created with the help of some of the most accomplished sushi chefs in the world.
Your humble City Editors will be all over the festival this year and we want your help choosing how we should spend our time.
It’s home sweet homes because the City of Austin’s Housing Department dedicated $50 million to creating nine new affordable housing developments across the city.